Philippine Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the ban imposed by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on the use of the fishing device Danish Seine (hulbot-hulbot) and modified Danish Seine (buli-buli) in Philippine waters, the agency announced on July 25.
According to the BFAR, the SC resolution, dated July 7, imposes a temporary restraining order (TRO) against an order issued by Malabon Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 170 Judge Zaldy B. Docena on April 14 prohibiting the implementation of Fisheries Order No. 246.
At the time of the order’s implementation early this year, a group of fishing vessel operators petitioned the stoppage of the implementation of the ban.
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